June 24, 2011
Craig resident Jake Garcia stands Thursday outside the Mark Anthony Evans-Lawton American Legion Post 62. On Tuesday, Garcia was elected post commander, replacing Mel Shockley who is retiring from his position at the end of the month. Garcia’s tenure as commander is effective July 1.
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Longtime post leader stepping down after lengthy tenure in position
Mel Shockley has served as commander of the Mark Anthony Evans-Lawton American Legion Post 62 for the better part of a decade. “Seven years and three months,” Shockley said. “A pretty long run.” But, all things must end someday, and Shockley is slated to retire from the position July 1.